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LA School Report | September 17, 2014

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Lawsuit challenges teachers’ compulsory dues
A lawsuit working its way through the courts is striking at the core of the CTA’s power: its authority to automatically deduct hundreds of millions of dollars a year in dues from the paychecks of both members and non-members. Edsource

LAUSD police to give up some weaponry obtained in federal program
Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. LA Times

L.A. Unified students claim walkout over heat; district repairing A/C
As intense heat continued its stranglehold on the Los Angeles area, students from at least one high school said they walked out of class. LA Times

EpiPen, TB testing bills signed into law
Bills scaling back tuberculosis testing for school employees and requiring schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors were signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown. S&I Cabinet Report

North Hills elementary school at center of latest LAUSD molestation lawsuit
The latest in a series of lawsuits claiming Los Angeles Unified failed to protect children from predators alleges school officials knew a teacher’s aide was under investigation for distributing child pornography. LA Daily News

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